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TOYOTA CONNECT


IN ORDER FOR THE COMPANY TO


ATTAIN THE LOFTY IDEALS SET OUT IN ITS RECENTLY-ANNOUNCED


TOYOTA ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGE 2050, THE AUTOMOTIVE GIANT HAS ALREADY DEVELOPED SOME REALLY COOL TECHNOLOGY


INVISIBLE LITTLE HELPERS


HYBRID TECH Current vehicles chow way too much


fossil fuel and spew unhealthy gases like CO2


into the atmosphere. Fully aware


of how unsustainable this is, Toyota pioneered the production of hybrid vehicles (HVs) and this year the Prius – the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle – already celebrates two decades of production. So how has this tech helped save the world thus far? Well, with more than 10,5 million


Toyota HVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles already having been sold, Toyota estimates the use of its HVs has so far resulted in approximately 77 million tonnes less CO2


emissions, and saved


approximately 29 million kilolitres of fuel. That’s huge. But hybrid tech also has other


spin-offs, such as Brake Energy Regeneration – retrieving kinetic energy every time you touch the brakes or while you’re free-wheeling, as well


as saving fuel. It also contributed to the development of low-rolling resistance tyres and the setting of parameters for Eco Mode driving – now available in virtually every Toyota model.


SAFETY SMART Ready for some serious jargon? The


latest Toyota safety system, called Toyota Safety Sense 9 (TSS), protects not only you and your passengers, but also people in other vehicles and pedestrians (TSS-P and AHB). It comprises multi-feature active


safety packages designed to mitigate or prevent frontal collisions, help drivers stay within their lanes and enhance road safety during night driving. It features up to four active


safety technologies – Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beams (AHB) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) – and combines a camera, radar and laser for outstanding


performance and reliability. What does it mean for you? Simply


this: keep all your safety systems switched on at all times, heed any warning lights or messages, and you’ll arrive at your destination safely.


ENGINE TIME So you just love that nippy, economical


little motor in your Aygo or Yaris? There are a host of technologies under the hood to ensure its racy, yet thrifty performance – with more being rolled out regularly. Some have fancy acronyms, like


VVT-iW (which stands for – take a deep breath – Variable Valve Timing – intelligent Wide) and D-4T (direct injection), while Toyota’s latest power plants are labelled “Dynamic Force Engines”.


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